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Gardening for nesting birds
10 ways to encourage birds to take up residence in your garden.
Mistle thrush
Discover 9 fascinating facts about the BTO February Garden Bird of the Month.
Sparrowhawk by Shaun Donockley
Learn more about your garden birds by recording what you see. 
Blue tit on feeder.
Birds will visit your garden if there’s plenty of food available, so the first thing to do is get up some feeders. Then you need to provide natural food, cover and nesting sites.
How to make a pine cone birdfeeder
Encourage hungry birds into your garden with this simple feeding station.
Ring-necked parakeet
Our 60-second Q&A with PhD student Hazel Jackson reveals the essential facts about one of the UK's most colourful invaders.
Tree sparrow
Discover 8 fascinating facts about the BTO January Garden Bird of the Month.
Make a fatcake
Help birds this winter when bugs and berries are scarce by ‘baking’ fat cakes.
An iconic wintry image – a robin in the snow.
Despite its cute appearance, this familiar and much-loved garden bird is highly territorial. 
There has been a huge increase in the number of wild species coming to gardens to feed, according to the British Trust for Ornithology. Their Garden Bird Feeding Survey has seen numbers up almost 50 percent since the 1970s. Getting a good set of feeders and the right mix of food can have a major impact on a species reproductive success. Here are some of the birds to look out for in your garden this winter and the best food stuff to attract them.
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